eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Saro28 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:02 am

frailer5 wrote:Wow Within reach of Melb.


:lol: :lol: I have the same as a frame set up for grabs, in yr size, priced right :lol: :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:03 pm

frailer5 wrote:Wow Within reach of Melb.


Good, bad or indifferent? It's out my way if anybody is interested and needs a pickup.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby quislor » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
frailer5 wrote:Wow Within reach of Melb.


Good, bad or indifferent?


I'd definitely like to know what people make of this one. I'm in the market for a bike to commute on and I'm loving the look of the vintages!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:52 pm

Dam_n, you guys are like the Sirens on the Rocks of Lorelei. I'm just over explaining the Ricardo Elite. But I haven't dismissed possibilities.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby takai » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:41 pm

So, before i junk it, is there any demand for old cotter pin cranks? And by demand i mean anyone who might use it actually on a bicycle rather than the steel recyclers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:49 pm

A Sheldon 'why be normal' Brown bike is up View item
SA ASC fixed 3 speed and biopace chainring. The hub runs backwards with the chain on the LHS. The man was a true eccentric :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tedsbikes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:13 am

RobertFrith wrote:A Sheldon 'why be normal' Brown bike is up View item
SA ASC fixed 3 speed and biopace chainring. The hub runs backwards with the chain on the LHS. The man was a true eccentric :D
More about the build [url=<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://sheldonbrown.com/org//gunnar/]here[/url" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1363475279261="2"><SPAN>http</SPAN><SPAN>://</SPAN><SPAN>sheldonbrown</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>com</SPAN><SPAN>/</SPAN><SPAN>org</SPAN><SPAN>//</SPAN><SPAN>gunnar</SPAN><SPAN>/]</SPAN><SPAN>here</SPAN><SPAN>[/</SPAN><SPAN>url</SPAN></A>]


That's cheap :D

You can pay more than that for just the ASC 3 speed fixed hub - see here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-1949-Stu ... 48475398d7

And how does a biopace chainring work ?? with a fixed gear? "Why be normal" Sheldon :oops:

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby quislor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:20 pm

Would this one be worth buying for less that a hundred? From what I've read, it was a very low end model at the time. I'm only after a commuter bike and it has mudguards and a rack, which is a bonus.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:56 pm

tedsbikes wrote:
And how does a biopace chainring work ?? with a fixed gear? "Why be normal" Sheldon :oops:

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Am guessing it would be doing whatever it does (or doesn't do... SB was a non-sceptic on them, and kinda liked them), regardless of other gearing. His entry on it is a good read. He dismisses the slight change in chain tension as too small to be of concern.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:53 pm

grantw wrote:Yeah I reckon $700 is about right, though you never know when the fever will strike :)


It appears the fever is pandemic. $852 with 4 hours left.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:27 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/bicycles/vintage-peugeot-bike-frame-1970-s/1015512033

A nice frame, but at $450 for a bottom-end Peugeot it is waaaaay overpriced. At $150 it'd still be expensive.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:37 pm

This appears to be an airlite front hub on a bike you would least expect to find one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-10-s ... 3380b2198e
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm

Someone in Adelaide buy this right now, then pass the hubs on to me for the asking price, you keep the rest :lol: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fixie-Fixed- ... 1c3112a74c
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:12 pm

grantw wrote:
grantw wrote:Yeah I reckon $700 is about right, though you never know when the fever will strike :)


It appears the fever is pandemic. $852 with 4 hours left.

Went for stupid money. It's not even that nice.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:23 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/bicycles/vintage-peugeot-bike-frame-1970-s/1015512033

A nice frame, but at $450 for a bottom-end Peugeot it is waaaaay overpriced. At $150 it'd still be expensive.


Not quite the same, but certainly cheaper and more, er, complete:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-nelson/bicycles/classic-retro-vintage-men-s-peugeot-10-speed-racer/1014736079
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:31 pm

frailer5 wrote:Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|


Washing baskets are, like, sooooo 2012.
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Postby HappyHumber » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 pm

frailer5 wrote:Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|


I think there's something subliminal in the fact the mannequin changes helmets.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:24 pm

Haha thats priceless !
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 pm

no it's not. you're thinking of the slamyourstem thread.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Crowz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:03 pm

Not on eBay, but this LeMond looks pretty schmick. Not sure on the price though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frog » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:30 pm

This Dawes looks loverly - 531c and all!
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashgrove ... 1015657205
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:16 pm

frog wrote:This Dawes looks loverly - 531c and all!
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashgrove ... 1015657205


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